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Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations

made under subsection 35A(7) of the

Workers’ Compensation Act

S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 10

O.I.C. 2003-341 (effective July 30, 2003), N.S. Reg. 140/2003

as amended to O.I.C. 2020-297 (effective October 29, 2020) N.S. Reg. 166/2020



Table of Contents


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Citation

Prescribed diseases and minimum periods

Volunteer firefighters


 


Citation

1        These regulations may be cited as the Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations.


Prescribed diseases and minimum periods

2        The diseases and corresponding minimum periods of employment or volunteer work set out in the following table are prescribed for the purposes of subsections 35A(2) and (3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act:



Disease

Minimum Period of Employment

or Volunteer Work

Primary-site brain cancer

10 years

Primary-site bladder cancer

15 years

Primary-site kidney cancer

20 years

Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

20 years

Primary leukemia

5 years

Primary site colorectal cancer (formerly known as colon cancer)

20 years


Volunteer firefighters

3        A firefighter who is or has been a member of a volunteer fire department is deemed to meet a minimum period of volunteer work prescribed by Section 2 if the firefighter

 

                   (a)      participated in at least 20% of all activities of the volunteer fire department each year, including fire calls and training, conducted during the minimum period; and

 

                   (b)     has written confirmation of active member status for the minimum period in a form approved by the Workers’ Compensation Board and signed by the Chief or Deputy Chief of the volunteer fire department for which the firefighter worked.



 

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations

N.S. Reg. 140/2003

Workers’ Compensation Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations made under the Workers’ Compensation Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

140/2003

Jul 30, 2003

date specified

Aug 22, 2003

166/2020

Oct 29, 2020

date specified

Nov 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

2........................................................

am. 166/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections

 

Note

Effective
date

 

Enabling provision in consolidation changed from s. 35A(5) to s. 35A(7) to reflect amendment to Act made by S.N.S. 2019, c. 40, s. 3, which replaces s. 35A.

Oct 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

 

 

 

 

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.